Mnras Latex Bibliography Reference

The BibTeX entries that the NASA Astrophysics Data System creates are meant to be easily integrated as bibliography files in your electronic document editing process when preparing a paper for submission to a journal or conference. This page lists the packages and styles that are currently known to work with the BibTeX entries generated by ADS. Please refer to the instructions provided by each publisher for more information about how to properly prepare the list of references for your paper. If you know of additional packages which work or don't work with our BibTeX entries, please let us know so that we can maintain this list for our users.

Compatibility with Earlier versions

Support for BibTeX in earlier LaTeX macro packages was provided informally via a modified version of the style file from Jonathan Baker's AstroNat package. Use of the package allowed the easy inclusion of ADS BibTeX records in manuscripts prepared for all the AAS journals as well as A&A and MNRAS. While this bst file is not officially supported any longer, we provide the following information for historical purposes.

Here is an example LaTeX document which uses the macros in question: :

\documentclass{aastex} % version 5.0 or prior \usepackage{natbib} \bibliographystyle{apj} \begin{document} Here is a reference to a paper in Annual Reviews: \cite{1974ARA&A..12..279Z}. \bibliography{adssample} \end{document}
The TeX file references the paper identified by the bibcode 1974ARA&A..12..279Z, and it instructs bibtex to look for such a bibliographic entry in the file . The entry in question (which has been downloaded from ADS and pasted into the file ) looks like the following:
@ARTICLE{1974ARA&A..12..279Z, author = {{Zuckerman}, B. and {Palmer}, P.}, year = 1974, title = {{Radio radiation from interstellar molecules}}, journal = {\araa}, volume = 12, pages = {279--313}, url = {}, adsnote = {Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System} }

We can now run latex (or pdflatex) and bibtex as usual on the input file to generate a DVI (or PDF) file:

pdflatex aas_ex bibtex aas_ex pdflatex aas_ex pdflatex aas_ex
to generate a correctly formatted output file.

Rolling your own style file

For the more adventurous users interested in creating PDF or HTML documents from their latex source which include links to online records in ADS, there are some packages out there that can be used for this purpose. The ones we have tested and reccommend are and , which are capable of creating PDF files containing hyperlinks. Both packages are available from CTAN (the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network).

In order to make use of the URLs contained in the Bibtex files created by ADS, you need to use a bibtex style file that inserts the URL field in the output dvi file. One of such style file is the format that comes with the natbib package. Alternatively, you may want to try a syle file that I created by hacking the original from AstroNat. I called the file because it formats the references according to the well-estabilished syntax in use in astronomy but it is tweaked to create links with an ``[ADS]'' label for all entries generated by ADS. If you're interested, please download the following files and give it a try:

You can create a PDF file from these sources by executing the following procedures:
pdflatex astroads_ex bibtex astroads_ex pdflatex astroads_ex pdflatex astroads_ex
This will generate the PDF file containing links to online documents for those bibliographic entries which have a URL entry. Links to bibliographic entries generated by ADS will be properly identified and the label ``ADS'' (rather than the generic ``LINK'') will be displayed. Note: make sure you have a recent version of hyperref, since the earlier versions of the package (prior to 2001) don't work well with some of bibtex's quirks.

Sign on

Journal Abbreviations used in the ADS BibTeX entries

Some of the LaTeX-compatible reference formats created by ADS contain macros that need to be properly expanded by TeX or LaTeX in order to produce the correct output. Since the particular formatting depends on the macro package used by the author or publisher and since these formats change with time, we suggest that users always resolve these macros by incorporating the appropriate style file in their documents. The most popular set of macros in use today in astronomy are the ones defined in the AASTeX package and supported by the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. If you use any of the TeX-based formats generated by ADS, you should consider installing and incorporating the AASTeX macros to facilitate the preparation of your manuscript.

However, if for some reason you do not want or are not able to use the AAS macro package, you have the option of incorporating just the macros in your paper as described below. The following macros are taken from the AASTeX macro package version 4.0. You will need to include these macros in your LaTeX source only if you are not using the AASTeX package and need to resolve the macro definitions found in the BibTeX entries returned by the ADSabstract service.

TeX macro Journal name --------- --------------------------------------------------------- aj Astronomical Journal actaa Acta Astronomica araa Annual Review of Astron and Astrophys apj Astrophysical Journal apjl Astrophysical Journal, Letters apjs Astrophysical Journal, Supplement ao Applied Optics apss Astrophysics and Space Science aap Astronomy and Astrophysics aapr Astronomy and Astrophysics Reviews aaps Astronomy and Astrophysics, Supplement azh Astronomicheskii Zhurnal baas Bulletin of the AAS caa Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics cjaa Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics icarus Icarus jcap Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics jrasc Journal of the RAS of Canada memras Memoirs of the RAS mnras Monthly Notices of the RAS na New Astronomy nar New Astronomy Review pra Physical Review A: General Physics prb Physical Review B: Solid State prc Physical Review C prd Physical Review D pre Physical Review E prl Physical Review Letters pasa Publications of the Astron. Soc. of Australia pasp Publications of the ASP pasj Publications of the ASJ rmxaa Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica qjras Quarterly Journal of the RAS skytel Sky and Telescope solphys Solar Physics sovast Soviet Astronomy ssr Space Science Reviews zap Zeitschrift fuer Astrophysik nat Nature iaucirc IAU Cirulars aplett Astrophysics Letters apspr Astrophysics Space Physics Research bain Bulletin Astronomical Institute of the Netherlands fcp Fundamental Cosmic Physics gca Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta grl Geophysics Research Letters jcp Journal of Chemical Physics jgr Journal of Geophysics Research jqsrt Journal of Quantitiative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer memsai Mem. Societa Astronomica Italiana nphysa Nuclear Physics A physrep Physics Reports physscr Physica Scripta planss Planetary Space Science procspie Proceedings of the SPIE

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